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virtual

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈvɜr·tʃu·əl/ us  
almost, but not exactly or in every way: She was a virtual unknown before this movie. Snow brought Minneapolis to a virtual standstill yesterday.
virtually
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈvɜr·tʃə·wə·li/ us  
Unemployment in this part of the country is virtually nonexistent.
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